Gold-embroidered velvet slippers ($5,510) by Tom Ford, as seen on Esquire.com
I was recently inspired by seeing designer Christian Cota at Saks Fifth Avenue during FNO. I just loved his dapper, old-world elegance, dapper style. His style reminded me of a Cuban gentleman who opens the door for his lady friend before getting into the drivers seat of his 1959. You can see my photos of Christian, with super-duper model Doutzen Kroes, here.
In suit with borrowing from the boys, (no pun intended!) I love the gent in the photo's stilo. In particular, I love the velvet slipper shoes. For those of you that follow me on facebook, you'll know that in my Hurricane Irene Online Shopathon, I stalked several styles, and have pretty much decided that someone is going to buy me a pair of custom embroidered slipper shoes from Del Toro for my birthday (October 27th, Scorpio Power!!)
Del Toro Slipper Shoes, $365
Brooks Brothers has a nice pair too -- very distinguished looking, so much so that I almost wish my initials were "BB" so I could get a pair and rep myself rather than Brooks Brothers!
Velvet Logo Slippers, $198
Here are some other options:
Magnanni "Formal Loafers", $295, neimanmarcus.com
A less expensive option from (where else) Asos -
Asos Leo Crest Slipper Shoes, $70
Well, I'm sure that gives the people buying me birthday gifts a lot to think about. I'll be sure to do a few more posts before the big day (October 27th...just saying) with some more ideas.